Monday, August 9, 2010

Artisan Award Winners Blog Hop #6

Hello and happy Monday :0) Welcome to our blog hop. This week we'll start by featuring our scrapbook pages and then finish with our 3-D projects. My post today has a photo of my scrapbook page thanks to SU! One of their photographer's helped me greatly by sending me pictures of my projects, so I must publicly thank Casey Hyer for his time and effort to help me.

This page was the first page that I completed for the Artisan Contest. If you remember I told you last week that I was inspired at the World Market Gift Show in Las Vegas with all kinds of ideas for stamp projects. This page was inspired by a woman I saw who was scantly clad in a "working girls" ensemble. She was wearing this black tank top which was layered under all these huge white piaette sequins. I immediately knew how I could translate her top into a page layout. And so, 18 metal edge tags later I had a layout for my brother's annual beach pose. Each tag has a piece of white cardstock which has been texturized and shimmered up to bring a subtle hint of detail to the page. They then are tied together using linen thread. For the title of the page I used three different packages of chipboard letters. Not because I wanted to load up the page with product, but because of necessity. You see I didn't have all the same letters in one style.

I don't know if anybody gets my humor, but the journaling on this page makes me laugh. It reads,"Once a surfer dude always a totally awesome off the wall like to the max surfer dude." I had a brief trip down memory lane to high school.

Here is the recipe for this page:
Neutrals Textured, Basic Black, Whisper White, & Not Quite Navy Cardstocks
Soft Suede, Not Quite Navy, Garden Green, Brocade Blue Classic, & Versamark Inks
Clear Embossing Powder
Extreme Surfboard Stamps
On Board Lots of Letters
5/8” Neutrals Jumbo Brads
Metal Edge Tags
Linen Thread
1/16” Hand Held Circle Punch
SU! Perfect Polka Dots Impressions Folder
Frost White Shimmer Paint (mixed with rubbing alcohol & sprayed)

Thanks for having a look at today's Artisan scrapbook page project. Come back tomorrow for more close ups of my Artisan entries. Now, it's time to hop over to the very talented Renee Ballard's Stamp Stadium

To start at the beginning of the hop go to Heather Van Duker's Stamptastic blog.


  1. I'm so glad you got copies of your projects. Your projects are amazing! I am so happy to have met you and I am looking forward to our amazing year together!

  2. Great page Elizabeth - you've totally inspired me to try and 'find inspiration' anywhere I go!

  3. Great design! Love how you created a border with the metal-rimmed tags!